Our Team

Partners

Brad Bobrowich - Physiotherapist and Partner - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreBrad Bobrowich
Physiotherapist and Partner

Brad graduated from The University of Manitoba in 1996 with his Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy. He has been working in private practice physiotherapy in Stonewall and the Interlake region since that time. He has a strong orthopaedic background attaining his level 3 in both Spinal and Extremity Manual Therapy. He is certified to practice acupuncture having completed the curriculum and examinations through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada.

Brad has contributed to his profession through many hours of volunteerism at a variety of sporting events, both local and international events. In addition, Brad has recently been on negotiating committees representing The Manitoba Physiotherapy Association in contract negotiations with The Worker's Compensation Board and Manitoba Public Insurance.

As a former player with Selkirk Junior B Fishermen and the Selkirk Steelers, he has a strong interest in sport injuries. Brad has lived his entire years in St. Andrews and also was a graduate of the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School and looks forward to bring his professional practice to his hometown. He prides himself in providing a very personal touch to his practice.

He and his wife Corinne have 2 children - Brady and Brooke, as well as a black lab "Vader". When not working he usually can still be found playing hockey and spends many hours pursuing his passion of hunting and the great outdoors. Additionally both Corinne and Brad enjoy travel and their journeys have taken them to numerous continents and countries.

Corinne Thompson Bobrowich - Physiotherapist and Partner - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreCorinne Thompson Bobrowich
Physiotherapist and Partner

Corinne graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1997 with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy, and has worked in private practice since this time. Corinne has a keen interest in sports/orthopaedics and enjoys providing those with complex injuries/ diagnosis with a comprehensive holistic rehab program which involves a compliment of treatments . Corinne has attained her Level 3 for both Extremity and Spinal manual therapy. Additionally Corinne is certified in Acupuncture completing the curriculum and examinations through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada along with her Certification in GTT (Gokavi Transverse Technique) a trigger point needling technique. Corinne has taken numerous sports and orthopaedic courses and enjoys continual learning in these areas.

Since graduation in 1997, Corinne has worked in a variety of private practice clinics in Winnipeg and rural settings including the Interlake communities of Gimli and Arborg. Additionally, she has volunteered countless hours at a variety of National/International and community sporting events.

Other interests outside work include running – having completed multiple half Marathons and a Full Marathon; Volleyball – her interest stemming from playing on the Royals High School Varsity team so many years ago; Baseball, as well as a variety of outdoor activities. Corinne has been the Chair of the Lockport River’s Edge Run for NF since 2012 (changing the name in 2015 to create more awareness and funding for NF – a condition her son was diagnosed with as a baby.) Travelling has been a passion for Corinne and husband Brad. This has taken them to many countries and continents around the world and they hope to continue on this passion now with their 2 children.

The highlight of Corinne's life – along with husband Brad – has been the addition of their 2 children Brady (2007) and Brooke (2010) who have opened up entirely new areas of interest and have really introduced the idea of life balance. Being able to work and live in this community with their family and providing a state of the Art facility with the move in 2017, has been the culmination of Corinne and Brad’s dream.

Clinic Physician

Dr. Ian Burron M.D. - Clinic Physician - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreDr. Ian Burron M.D.  Clinic Physician

Dr. Ian S. Burron is a former physiotherapist with an undergraduate degree in Medical Rehabilitation and a Doctor of Medicine both obtained at the University of Manitoba. He is certified through the Canadian College of Family Physicians in both Family Medicine, and Emergency Medicine CCFP (EM).

Dr. Burron is an American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME), Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). He holds a Diploma in Addictions Medicine, and has completed the Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine (FCOM) through the University of Alberta. He is also certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Electrocardiography interpretation.

Dr. Burron is the Director of Emergency Medicine at Selkirk Regional Health Centre, and a member of the SRHC cardiology and respiratory departments preforming EKG interpretation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Spirometry interpretation and consultation.

Dr. Burron sits on the Shared Health Manitoba Provincial Committee on Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, The Province of Manitoba Emergency Medicine Credentialing Committee, and the workplace head injury and concussion evaluation team at WCB Manitoba. Dr. Burron has also presented on workplace injury and disability management at the University of Manitoba, and has been involved with the teaching of both medical students and resident physicians in the areas of emergency medicine and workplace injury and disability management.

Rehabilitation Coordinator

Dianna Cholod - Rehabilitation Coordinator - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreDianna Cholod  Rehabilitation Coordinator

Dianna has extensive knowledge, experience and education working with clients and health care professionals for the past 36 years in the field of rehabilitation and case management. She has a vast knowledge of the insurance industry and worked for several years in management and many years of mediation on personal injury appeal claims.

In her spare time, Dianna enjoys spending time at the lake and staying physically active with golf, kayaking, biking and curling.

Physiotherapists

Nicole Carnegie - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreNicole Carnegie  Physiotherapist

Nicole graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1993 with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy. She has worked in Private Practice clinics in Winnipeg since her graduation.

Nicoleʼs professional interests have been in Orthopedics and Sports injuries as she has taken numerous continuing education courses in these areas, over the years. Through her pursuit in post Graduate knowledge, she has obtained her Advanced Diploma of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT).

Nicole is an Assistant instructor with the Orthopedic Division of Canada and has been an examiner for the National Physiotherapy Competency Exams. She is also licensed to practice Acupuncture being certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (AFCI). Steelcity Physiotherapy and our clients, are extremely fortunate to have Nicole join our team of therapists.

Other professional endeavors of Nicoleʼs include teaching "Fit for Golf" programs, speaking to the Running Room clinics on injury prevention and management, weight loss programs, gardening talks and also speaking to seniorʼs groups.

Nicole has a love for sports as she grew up playing competitive ringette and soccer. She enjoys running having completed many half marathons and a couple full marathon - one of which was in Switzerland through Joints in Motion in support of the Arthritis Society of Manitoba. Other interests outside work include traveling, cycling, skiing, golfing and chasing after her two young sons.

Melissa Garry - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreMelissa Garry  Physiotherapist

Melissa graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy. She has previous experience in private clinics in Winnipeg and successfully completed her internship here at Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre in the summer of 2013.

Melissa continues to further her education.  She is certified in acupuncture and has received her Level 2 in Spinal and Extremity Manual Therapy. Professionally, Melissa has volunteered for the Physio Fit Run, Medical Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy Open house at the U of M and volunteered at the Osteoporosis Canada forum in 2012. While at Steelcity Physiotherapy she has volunteered her services at the local Steelers fundraising Golf tournament and has given a presentation at Hydro Wellness Days.

Outside of work, Melissa resides near Lockport with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys running and has completed numerous half marathons and 3 full marathons (one of which was in Disneyworld for Canadian Diabetes Association fundraiser). Other interests are spending time with family, traveling and reading.

Steelcity Physiotherapy is very fortunate to have Melissa as part of our team. She has a warm, caring personality and has the ability to make all her patients feel at ease. Melissa is keen to pursue ongoing education in the physiotherapy field and we look forward to being a part of her bright future moving forward.

Celeste Basson - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreCeleste Basson  Physiotherapist

Celeste was born and raised in South Africa. She graduated in 1994 from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. The year following her graduation she moved to Michigan, USA, working in the hospital and orthopedic outpatient settings. During her four years in Michigan, Celeste completed a two year Residency Program in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMPT).

Celeste moved to Pine Falls, Canada in early 2000. Shortly after arriving in Canada she completed her Acupuncture training from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada as well as her STOTT Pilates Instructor Training in Matwork and Reformer. During her twelve years in Pine Falls she worked at Pine Falls Physiotherapy and later owned Blue Water Physiotherapy. Celeste and her family relocated to the Lockport area in 2012.

Celeste has a keen interest in hands on manual therapy and has increasingly become interested in treating the fascial system. The fascia is an uninterrupted sheet of tissue that extends from the head to the feet and from the exterior to the interior. The fascial system is what connects all the tissues of our bodies and this approach addresses the body as a whole instead of separate segmental parts. Celeste has trained in Myofascial Release (John Barnes), Visceral Manipulation (Barral Institute), Neural Manipulation (Barral Institute) and Cranio Sacral Therapy (Upledger Institute).

The connectedness of our human bodies continues to amaze and fascinate me and I hope to continue my journey in learning the wonders of our human body” - Celeste

Jessica David - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreJessica David  Physiotherapist

Jessica graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2012 with her Bachelor of Kinesiology. Upon graduation, she decided to continue her education at the University of Manitoba and received her Masters of Physical Therapy earlier this year (2016). Jessica has previous experience in both private and public sectors of the physical therapy profession and as such has volunteered her time with the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association's Public Practice Committee. Jessica was involved with CoRS - Physical Therapy Open house at the U of M, and spearheaded the scope of practice initiative. While at Steelcity Physiotherapy Jessica has also volunteered her time as a member of the board for the Lockport River's Edge Run for NF.

Jessica has plans to further her professional development by obtaining her acupuncture certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada in the near future, as well as continuing her education in Orthopedics and pursuing the Extremity and Spinal manual therapy levels.

Jessica grew up in Lockport, Manitoba, and has been involved in athletics for most of her life. She participated in competitive volleyball growing up, and still remains very active to this day. Jessica enjoys spending most of her down time outdoors whether its long runs in the summer, or cross-country skiing in the winter, she can usually be found at Birds Hill Park with her husky, Keisha. When she isn't doing something active, Jessica enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and has a great passion for traveling.

Crystal Johnson - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreCrystal Johnson  Physiotherapist

Crystal graduated from the University of Winnipeg with her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology in 2013, and continued to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2017. During the Masters of Physical Therapy program, Crystal was selected to be a part of the Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy placement. During this time, Crystal has completed her Level 1 Orthopedic certification. Crystal plans to further her professional development by completing the spinal and extremity manual therapy levels through the Orthopedic division, as well as obtain her acupuncture certification.

Crystal enjoys giving back to this profession by volunteering her time through various events such as the CoRS Open House, Physiotherapy Discovery Day in Health Sciences, and Physiotherapy Information Session for the Frontier School Division. Crystal is very passionate about sports, and has volunteered for the Midgets Football team and Paraplegic Wheelchair Rugby team.

Crystal believes in a holistic approach to client-centered care, combining exercise, myofascial release, mobilization and manipulations, and education in the rehabilitation programs individualized for each client. Crystal is passionate about helping clients improve their physical literacy and function.

In her spare time, Crystal enjoys spending time with family and friends, competing in fitness challenges, camping, travelling, and trying something new!

K.C. Roy - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreK.C. Roy  Physiotherapist

K.C. graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2016 with her Bachelor of Kinesiology. Shortly after graduation she was accepted into the Masters or Physical Therapy program at the University of Manitoba which she graduated from in 2018. While in school K.C. volunteered her time in different programs including working at the gym at Siloam Mission, the Teddy Bear Picnic, CoRS open house and the High School Provincial volleyball championships. K.C. has also been a member of the Physio Fit Run committee since 2017. She hopes to someday combine her love of travel and Physiotherapy by volunteering abroad.

K.C. has interests in both manual therapy and sports streams of physiotherapy. She has obtained her Level 1 orthopaedic certification and has participated in a taping workshop. She hopes to further her professional development by working through the Orthopaedic levels in spinal and extremity manual therapy. K.C. also has interest in advanced exercise courses.

Outside of physiotherapy K.C. loves staying active with sports and outdoor activities. She has played and coached competitive fastball for many years, most recently celebrating a successful year with the Seine River Strikers. Travelling is another passion of K.C’s – she has travelled to 4 of 7 continents and hopes to continue to explore the world as much as she can in the future.

Julie Schubert - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreJulie Schubert  Physiotherapist

Julie graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2016 with her Bachelor of Kinesiology and continued to complete her Master of Physical Therapy in 2018. While in school, she volunteered her time with the CoRS Interprofessional Education Committee as the physical therapy representative and with events such as the CoRS Open House. Julie is excited to combine her knowledge from both degrees and her passion for health and wellness in beginning a new journey this spring volunteering with both the MS Society of Canada and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Julie’s interests lie in cardiac rehabilitation and chronic disease management, particularly focusing on a holistic approach to health and wellness, while also helping to improve overall quality of life within these populations. She is excited to take courses to continue her education within these areas.

Julie enjoys living an active lifestyle having also played soccer since a very young age where she was initially introduced to the physiotherapy profession. In particular, Julie enjoys anything that involves being outdoors from skating in the winter to hiking and camping in the summers.

Denise Dreikleft - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreDenise Dreikleft  Physiotherapist

Denise graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2001 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy. She has been working in private practice since graduation. Over this time, Denise has continued to learn and expand her skills, knowledge and experience in a variety of areas within the field of physiotherapy including manual therapy, orthopaedics & sports injuries, myofascial release, women’s health, prenatal care including high risk pregnancies, postpartum care, advanced exercise & lifestyle management, pain science & chronic pain, disability & reconditioning, Additionally, she has taken keen interest in Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), oncology and cancer rehabilitation. Most recently Denise graduated at the top of her class attaining her Level 2 Clinical Cancer Exercise Specialist certification from the University of Northern Colorado.

In the past, Denise has volunteered on the Open House committee at the School of Medical Rehabilitation, was the volunteer coordinator for the Physio Fit Run, and has spoken to various groups including public health, lawyers, insurance companies, and the general public on topics such as exercise and the risks of a sedentary lifestyle, pre and postnatal health, and the role of cancer rehabilitation in addressing side effects of cancer treatments.

Outside of work, Denise enjoys running half and full marathons. She is an advocate for living an active and healthy lifestyle and adopts this approach herself and with her family. She often runs with her son who played hockey and cheers on her oldest son at his football games. Denise and her sons all earned varying belt levels in karate under the instruction of her husband who is a black belt. She often spends time with family in the Whiteshell, waterskiing and fishing in the summer, and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Athletic Therapists

Alison Deneweth - Athletic Therapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreAlison Deneweth  Athletic Therapist

Alison is a certified Athletic Therapist with a bachelors degree in Physical Education and Sport Science from the University of Alberta. Alison has been a certified Athletic Therapist since 1990 and the proprietor of Allsport Athletic Therapy in Selkirk since 1992. Steelcity is elated that Alison has decided to join our rehab team as she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. This includes being the trainer for Selkirk Steelers Junior A hockey club for close to 30 years, involvement with the medical/safety aspect of Hockey Manitoba's Program of Excellence for 3 years, and Team Western therapist for the 2003 World Under 17 Hockey team. Other experience includes selection to the core medical team for the Canada Games in Kamloops (1993), Grand Prairie (1995), Brandon (1997) and London (2001), and Chief Therapist for the Western Canada Summer games in 2003.

Additionally Alison is an instructor at the Evolve College of Massage Therapy and University of Winnipeg as well as a guest lecturer at the University of Manitoba.

Alison has been a long term resident of Selkirk where her 2 wonderful kids have been raised. Away from the clinic she loves to travel, swim and cross country ski.

Brenna Cyr - Athletic Therapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreBrenna Cyr  Athletic Therapist

Brenna graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology - Athletic Therapy degree in 2014 and certified as an Athletic Therapist later that year. While in school, she spent the majority of her time as a student therapist and equipment manager with the Bison Men’s Hockey team, as well as some time working with AAA hockey and Junior Bisons. In her final year of study, she was chosen for a week-long internship with the New York Rangers. Other career highlights include working with the National Women’s Volleyball team, Junior National Women’s Volleyball team, and at the Field Lacrosse Nationals. She currently works with the Selkirk Fisherman Jr. B hockey club and the Selkirk Royals high school field lacrosse team. She is also the traveling therapist with Hockey Manitoba’s Program of Excellence U16 male team, having worked with the U18 female team previously.

Brenna grew up and continues to live in Selkirk. An avid sports fan, she has a particular interest in hockey, having played the sport when she was younger. When she’s not at the clinic or in a rink, she stays active through running, biking, and weight training and enjoys hanging out with friends and family, especially her dog Cooper.

Registered Massage Therapists

Stephanie Weidmann - Registered Massage Therapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreStephanie Weidmann  Registered Massage Therapist

Stephanie has lived in the Selkirk region her entire life. After graduating from the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School in 2011, she attended Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy. She graduated from her program with Honors in 2013. She received her Sports Therapy certificate in 2014.

Stephanie's main focus in her practice, is providing quality assessment and treatment tailored to her client's needs. Stephanie is currently enrolled at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.  here she will complete a five year part time program, as well as a thesis.  When she is finished she will be certified as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner.  She also has training in Myofascial release.

Stephanie enjoys keeping an active lifestyle whether it be rollerblading, running or playing outside with her dog. In winter she loves to snowmobile.  She presently resides in Libau and is happy to be giving back to the community within which she has been raised.

Alex Correia - Registered Massage Therapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreAlex Correia  Registered Massage Therapist

Alex was born and raised in Thompson, MB. In August of 2014 she started her 2500 hour massage therapy program at Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies in Winnipeg, MB. She graduated July 2016 with training in specific treatment and assessment, fascial release, sports massage, and breast massage.

Alex's intent during her appointments is to provide a quality assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation plan to enhance the healing of her clients and to help them return to their activities of daily living without pain or discomfort.

Having a 10 year background with the Thompson Ring Ravens as a defensemen and referee, a high school badminton career lasting 4 years, and a retired distance runner, Alex has naturally found joy in working with athletes of all ages and sports.

Cori Simpson - Registered Massage Therapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreCori Simpson  Registered Massage Therapist

Cori has lived in Petersfield her entire life. After graduating from the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School in 2011, she attended Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2012. She graduated from her program in 2014.

Cori’s main focus in her practice is providing quality assessment and treatment for her clients, while promoting a relaxing / restorative environment. Cori is presently working towards her Sports Massage Therapy certificate and she currently has pre/post sports massage, taping, and onsite injury. Cori also has taken a fascia workshop as part of her continuing education.

In Cori’s spare time outside of work life she enjoys keeping active whether it be hockey, running, being in the outdoors or playing with her daughter. She still resides in Petersfield and is looking forward to giving back to her community.

Kaitlyn Telenko - Registered Massage Therapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreKaitlyn Telenko  Registered Massage Therapist

Kaitlyn was born in Winnipeg and has been a life long resident of St. Andrews. She attended St. Andrews School, Lockport Junior High and graduated in 2012 from The Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School. Kaitlyn was then enrolled at the University of Winnipeg and has since then graduated with her degree in Kinesiology.

Kaitlyn has been a member of the Steelcity team since the clinic opened in 2011 working as a physio aid. Upon her university graduation, she has passionately worked along side our team of trainers assisting in the rehabilitation of many. While she loves working with patients in an exercise rehab setting, she wishes to continue her knowledge of the human body and is currently enrolled in the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba.

Health and wellness is one of Kaitlyn's many passions. Despite a demanding schedule, Kaitlyn has found time in the past and present to play on a senior women's volleyball team, coach gymnastic and club volleyball, organize the Steelcity Run Club and create our ongoing Steelcity "Fit Happens" Bootcamp.

Kaitlyn is an eternal optimist with an excellent attitude. Her positive traits make her a great leader. This along with her work ethic and enthusiasm makes her a great asset to our team. We wish her well in her schooling endeavors and know she will excel in anything that she pursues.

Kinesiologists / Trainers

Colton Doersam - Kinesiologist/Trainer - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreColton Doersam  Kinesiologist/Trainer

Colton grew up in St. Andrews and graduated from Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School in 2012. He is currently finishing his last year of his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Athletic Therapy at the University of Winnipeg. Colton has made the Dean's List in all four years he has been at the University of Winnipeg and has been the proud recipient of multiple scholarships. Throughout his degree he has had the opportunity to work with multiple Wesmen teams as well as with West Kildonan's high school football team and Garden City's high school hockey team. Colton also had the great pleasure of working under Steelcity's very own Alison Deneweth for a portion of his clinical hours and learned so much from her. Once graduated, Colton plans to apply to the medicine program at the University of Manitoba and pursue a career as either a sports medicine or emergency room physician.

Outside of school, Colton lives a very active and healthy lifestyle that involves playing multiple sports and going to the gym. Colton enjoys playing recreational hockey and going on ski trips during the winter and playing recreational soccer, volleyball and softball during the summer. Also during the summer, Colton enjoys spending time at his lake, listening to country music and being out on the water either fishing or wakeboarding

Administrators

Kristi Kidd - Administrator - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreKristi Kidd  Administrator

Kristi grew up in Minnedosa, and went to post-secondary school in Brandon where she met and married her husband. They moved to Winnipeg in 1998 to pursue their careers and start their family.

Kristi’s background is in business and management and enjoys working in a busy office setting. She has countless volunteerism hours that date back from the time she was a teenager. Her most recent volunteerism hours have been with CIBC Run for the Cure, LSRCSS Safe Grad and visiting a seniors centre with her dog.

Outside of work, Kristi’s favorite pastime is spending time with her family and friends, as well as hiking, skiing, travel, reading, and yoga.

Nicole Melvin - Administrator - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreNicole Melvin  Administrator

Nicole was raised in Selkirk, and graduated from LSRCSS in 2013. After taking a year off, she decided to attend Red River College, studying Business Administration. She graduated in 2017 with a major in Human Resource Management. She has also taken courses involving computers, payroll, and accounting.

In her spare time, she enjoys taking new classes, whether for fun or to learn new skills, and has learned about yoga, sewing, and the German language. She also loves spending time with her dogs, family, and friends. She has a love for live music and often attends concerts.

Nicole was introduced to the clinic in 2017 after a shoulder injury. She is now excited to be part of the Steelcity team.

Ali Schkawritka - Administrator - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreAli Schkawritka  Administrator

We at Steelcity Physiotherapy are ecstatic to have Ali join our team. Brad and Ali have worked together in the past and welcomed her with open arms when she chose to join our new venture. Her contribution will be invaluable. There is not many people more positive and energetic than Ali and many come to adore her.

Ali grew up in Lavenham, Manitoba where her parents owned a small country store. She graduated high school in Macgregor. Her life journey has taken her to Winnipeg and spent 5 years in Souris, Manitoba. She presently resides in Stonewall and has a very busy life raising her 4 children Brett, Keegan, Alexis and Tanner along with her husband Bob. Ali balances work and her personal life well and enjoys reading, cross country skiing, travelling and spending time with her wonderful family when not at work.

Destinee Stefanishyn - Administrator - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreDestinee Stefanishyn  Administrator

Destinee was born and raised in Selkirk and since then, has always enjoyed being a part of this wonderful community. She graduated from Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School in 2013 and shortly after decided to further her studies and pursue Red River College's Business Administration program. Upon completion and graduating with a major in marketing, Destinee experimented with real estate and for a period of time and became a real estate agent. Working with the public, and building long term customer/client relations has always been a huge passion of Destinee's and a quality she prides herself on.

On her spare time, Destinee enjoys trying new things, spending time with her loved ones and absorbing each and every second spent with her son. She has a deep love for travelling and looks forward to creating new memories and experiencing everything the world has to offer with her family by her side.

Destinee is loving being a part of the Steelcity Physiotherapy team and can not wait to see where this new journey will lead her.

Sandy MacGean - Bookkeeper - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreSandy MacGean  Bookkeeper

Sandy grew up in Selkirk and now lives in Springfield, MB. She graduated from the Lord Selkirk Comprehensive High School and continued her education through Red River College and the Certified General Accountants Association of MB.

Sandy started her own bookkeeping business in 2010 and has been with Steelcity since 2011. She has over 20 years of bookkeeping experience.

Sandy has an interest in alternative medicine, including essential oils and is a Certified Reflexologist through the Reflexology Association of Canada.

She enjoys walking her dogs, reading, travelling and spending quality time with her family.

Support Staff

Shaelyn Pepper - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreShaelyn Pepper  Support Staff

Shaelyn was born in the small town of Tumbler Ridge in northern British Columbia and then she grew up in Northern Ontario. She moved to Selkirk in 2009 where she attended ESJH and Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School. She graduated in June 2014 with honors and was awarded the Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Center Bursary.

She now attends the University of Winnipeg where she is completing a 4-year bachelor degree in Kinesiology. After her degree she plans to continue her education into a Masters program and ensure she maintains an active lifestyle. She is currently planning the first ever motionball Marathon of Sport event raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics at the University.

When she is not at school or work she is probably playing or coaching sports, rugby in the summer and ringette the rest of the year! She is currently training towards getting into triathlon’s in the future! Overall Shaelyn loves living an active lifestyle and is open to trying any activity, especially if she can travel for it! She loves being apart of the wonderful Steelcity family!

Kenzie Brook - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreKenzie Brook  Support Staff

Kenzie was born in Selkirk where she lived for eight years and later moved to Lockport. She attended Happy Thought School, East Selkirk Middle School and is currently in grade 12 at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School. The honour student has received many awards for her academic achievements and involvement in her school. After graduation, she plans to go to university to study science.

Kenzie is an active member in the community as well, volunteering at various events. She recently went to Ecuador for a school humanitarian trip where she learned about a new culture, new people and new food! Kenzie also realized the importance of being grateful for what we have here in Canada. She feels she became a stronger person and an even stronger leader.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, travelling, being active, attending yoga classes and spending time with family and friends. Kenzie is excited to join the Steelcity Physio team!

Mats Hanson - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre Mats Hanson  Support Staff

Mats was born and raised in Selkirk and attended Centennial School, ESJH, and graduated from LSRCSS in 2017. He was the class Valedictorian and has received several academic awards throughout his time at the school. He also was active within performing arts and was the lead of the play for his final year. Mats is currently attending the University of Winnipeg and is enrolled in a four year degree in Kinesiology. After that he will be attending the University of Manitoba to pursue his goal of becoming a physiotherapist.

Throughout his life Mats has been a competitive swimmer for eight years and he has travelled to Scotland, Ireland, and England on a literary tour. Mats has now moved on from being a swimmer for the Selkirk Dolphins, to coaching young swimmers in the group. He has also volunteered within the community with the Selkirk Food Bank, United Church, Operation Red Nose, and the Relay for Life. He is also an avid reader and enjoys spending his summer at the lake.

Lindsay Halbesma - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre Lindsay Halbesma  Support Staff

Lindsay was born in Winnipeg but moved out to St. Andrews when she was about 5. She attended LSCRSS and graduated in 2007.

Lindsay had a brain injury back in 2013 and is just getting back into the work force and because she spent so much time in hospitals and had so many people work with her to get better, she felt that it’s her time to give back to the people and help out in other ways.

Lindsay is a new member at Steelcity physio and is hoping to gain some skills in broadening her education to gain more experience to see what she wants to do in her life. She’s thriving to better herself for the future of her son and her.

She’s happy to be a part of the Steelcity team to better my skills and to give back any way she can.

Cloey Skrypnyk - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre Cloey Skrypnyk  Support Staff

Cloey is currently attending the University of Winnipeg in hopes of obtaining her degree in Athletic Therapy. She developed a passion for health, fitness, and wellness in her elementary years by playing sports such as soccer and softball. Cloey attended Lockport Junior High in which she continued her athletics through school and club volleyball. During her high school years at the comp, she put athletics on the back burner to focus on her musical abilities. She was heavily involved in choir, as well as working with a vocal coach on the side. During the spring season she played rugby with the high school team.

In her free time, Cloey enjoys yoga, powerlifting, reading, watching movies, singing, and playing with her two golden retrievers. Cloey’s passion for learning and helping others makes her love her job at Steelcity all that much more.

McKenna Yuskow - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre McKenna Yuskow  Support Staff

McKenna grew up in Selkirk and graduated from the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School. She now lives in Winnipeg Beach with her boyfriend.

McKenna is a huge animal lover and volunteers her time with a few rescues by helping foster dogs even with having two dogs and two cats of her own. She loves adventures, whether they’re hikes with the dogs, checking out new and surrounding areas in Manitoba or heading on a plane! McKenna loves learning and has been really absorbing all the things the clinic has to offer and can’t wait to see where this experience takes her!

Aly Palmer - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre Aly Palmer  Support Staff

Alycia was born in Selkirk and has grown up in Stonewall. She graduated with honors from Stonewall Collegiate Institute in 2017. During Alycia’s high school career, she received various academic and athletic awards. Alycia volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Siloam Mission, and was a member of the Human Rights Group at SCI. Alycia was a proud member of the South Interlake Phillies for 6 seasons, and played her last year of fastpitch with the Manitoba Angels. During the offseason from fastpitch, Alycia played club volleyball for Big Sand and the Junior Wesmen. Currently, Alycia is going to the University of Winnipeg to attain her Bachelor of Kinesiology. Her goal is to be accepted into a Master’s program in either Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy. Alycia enjoys travelling, and has been fortunate to travel to places such as the Bahamas, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.

Alycia is very excited to be a new member of the SteelCity Physio team!

Katie Gascoigne - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre Katie Gascoigne  Support Staff

Katie was born in Calgary and moved to St. Andrews 10 years ago. She attended St. Andrews School, Lockport Junior High and is currently a student at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School. She is currently majoring in business management and has plans to attend university after graduating. She enjoys being a volunteer both in and outside of the community. Her volunteering duties has taught her to give back to the community.

Katie was first introduced to the clinic as a young girl accompanying her family during their appointments. We remember her helping the staff during these visits. She expressed her desire to one day work at the clinic and we are equally excited as her that this has happened. She prides herself on being a strong leader, organized and expects the best in everything that she does.

Katie has had an active life in sports playing AA hockey, football and a short bout of soccer. She enjoys working out in the gym and spending time with her family and friends.

Gabby Vermeulen - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre Gabby Vermeulen  Support Staff

Gabby was born and raised in St. Andrew’s where she attended St. Andrew’s School, Lockport Junior High and then graduated from LSRCSS with honours with distinction. Gabby is currently attending the University of Manitoba in hopes of attaining a degree in nursing and then going forward pursuing a career in medicine.

To the majority of Gabby’s friends and family, she is known as “the dancer”. She began dancing at the age of three, then started competing at nine years old. Gabby has co-taught and volunteered numerous hours at Evolution Dance Company and still continues to teach youth at the Selkirk High School. Gabby is also apart of the Blue Bomber Cheer and Dance team where she will continue to advance her skills performing at home games as well as at Grey Cup with all other CFL cheerleaders.

In Gabby’s spare time she enjoys camping, water skiing, hunting, fishing and playing with her dog, Timber. Gabby is excited to be apart of the Steel City Team!